A blog covering current events in federal and tribal American Indian Law.
September 28, 2012
NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 9/28
* U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin
Petitions for certiorari were filed in Furry v. Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida (sovereign immunity, liquor licenses), Contour Spa at the Hard Rock v. Seminole Tribe of Florida (sovereign immunity), and The New 49'ers v. Karuk Tribe of California (tribal consultation, fish and wildlife).
* U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin
Native Village of Kivalina v. Exxonmobil Corporation (climate change, federal common-law claim of public nuisance)
* State Courts Bulletin
In Re Michael A. (Indian Child Welfare Act, notice)
* News Bulletin
In the "Land & Water" section we include a couple of articles on water rights disputes.
* Law Review & Bar Journal Indian Law Bulletin
In the "Environment & Energy" section we include an article describing a new $3 billion agreement with the Council of Energy Resource Tribes (CERT) for biofuels and bioenergy development.
* Regulatory Bulletin
We include final rules of the Department of Interior, Indian Gaming Commission regarding internal control standards, technical standards, and gaming facilities.
* U.S. Legislation Bulletin
The following 2 items were added:
S. 3578, An original bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.
S.Res. 561, A resolution recognizing National Native American Heritage Month and celebrating the heritages and cultures of Native Americans and the contributions of Native Americans to the United States.